Anderson v. City of Bessemer

In Anderson v. City of Bessemer, 470 U.S. 564, 573, 105 S.Ct. 1504, 1511, 84 L.Ed.2d 518 (1985), the Supreme Court said in regard to a federal appellate court's review of a district court: "a 'finding is "clearly erroneous" when although there is evidence to support it, the reviewing court on the entire evidence is left with the definite and firm conviction that a mistake has been committed.' " (quoting United States v. United States Gypsum Co., 333 U.S. 364, 395, 68 S.Ct. 525, 542, 92 L.Ed. 746 (1948)). The Court made clear that this standard does not permit a reviewing court to reverse the trial court's findings of fact merely because it would have reached a different conclusion. Id.